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The Best Barbara Stanwyck Movies

Updated October 25, 2019 5.5k votes 733 voters 28.4k views75 items

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List of the best Barbara Stanwyck movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Barbara Stanwyck's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Barbara Stanwyck movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Barbara Stanwyck movies will be at the top of the list. Barbara Stanwyck has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Barbara Stanwyck movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Barbara Stanwyck films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Barbara Stanwyck role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Barbara Stanwyck performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

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    The Furies is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Barbara Stanwyck Movies
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    The Furies

    Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Huston

    Released1950

    Directed byAnthony Mann

    The Furies is a 1950 American Western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring Barbara... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Bitter Tea of General Yen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Barbara Stanwyck Movies
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    The Bitter Tea of General Yen

    Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther

    Released1933

    Directed byFrank Capra

    The Bitter Tea of General Yen is a 1933 American drama film directed by Frank Capra, starring... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Lady Eve is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Barbara Stanwyck Movies
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    The Lady Eve

    Henry Fonda, Barbara Stanwyck

    Released1941

    Directed byPreston Sturges

    The Lady Eve is a 1941 American screwball comedy film written and directed by Preston Sturges... more on Wikipedia
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    Ball of Fire is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Barbara Stanwyck Movies
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    Ball of Fire

    Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper

    Released1941

    Directed byHoward Hawks

    This film is a 1941 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks and starring Gary... more on Wikipedia
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    Remember the Night is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Barbara Stanwyck Movies
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    Remember the Night

    Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray

    Released1940

    Directed byMitchell Leisen

    Remember the Night is a 1940 American romantic comedy/drama Christmas film directed by... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Christmas in Connecticut is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Barbara Stanwyck Movies
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    Christmas in Connecticut

    Barbara Stanwyck, Sydney Greenstreet

    Released1945

    Directed byPeter Godfrey

    Christmas in Connecticut is a 1945 American Christmas film and romantic comedy directed by... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Stella Dallas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Barbara Stanwyck Movies
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    Stella Dallas

    Barbara Stanwyck, Douglas Fairbanks

    Released1937

    Directed byKing Vidor

    Stella Dallas is a 1937 American film based on the Olive Higgins Prouty novel of the same... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Baby Face is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Barbara Stanwyck Movies
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    Baby Face

    John Wayne, Barbara Stanwyck

    Released1933

    Directed byAlfred E. Green

    Baby Face is a 1933 American dramatic film directed by Alfred E. Green, and starring Barbara... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Sorry, Wrong Number is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Barbara Stanwyck Movies
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    Sorry, Wrong Number

    Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster

    Released1948

    Directed byAnatole Litvak

    Sorry, Wrong Number is a 1948 American suspense film noir directed by Anatole Litvak and... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Meet John Doe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Barbara Stanwyck Movies
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    Meet John Doe

    Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper

    Released1941

    Directed byFrank Capra

    Meet John Doe is a 1941 American comedy drama film directed and produced by Frank Capra, and... more on Wikipedia

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    The Strange Love of Martha Ive is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Barbara Stanwyck Movies
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    The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

    Kirk Douglas, Barbara Stanwyck

    Released1946

    Directed byLewis Milestone

    The Strange Love of Martha Ivers is a black-and-white film noir released in the United States... more on Wikipedia

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    All I Desire is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Barbara Stanwyck Movies
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    All I Desire

    Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Carlson

    Released1953

    Directed byDouglas Sirk

    All I Desire is a 1953 drama film directed by Douglas Sirk.amazon_watch buy button
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    Jeopardy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Barbara Stanwyck Movies
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    Jeopardy

    Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan

    Released1953

    Directed byJohn Sturges

    Jeopardy is a 1953 suspense film noir directed by John Sturges. The black-and-white film stars... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Clash by Night is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Barbara Stanwyck Movies
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    Clash by Night

    Marilyn Monroe, Barbara Stanwyck

    Released1952

    Directed byFritz Lang

    Clash by Night is a 1952 American drama film with some film noir aspects, directed by Fritz... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Gay Sisters is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Barbara Stanwyck Movies
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    The Gay Sisters

    Barbara Stanwyck, Gig Young

    Released1942

    Directed byIrving Rapper

    The Gay Sisters is a 1942 American drama film directed by Irving Rapper, and starring Barbara... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Cry Wolf is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Barbara Stanwyck Movies
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    Cry Wolf

    Barbara Stanwyck, Errol Flynn

    Released1947

    Directed byPeter Godfrey

    Cry Wolf is a 1947 mystery film directed by Peter Godfrey and featuring Errol Flynn and... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Lady of Burlesque is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Barbara Stanwyck Movies
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    Lady of Burlesque

    Barbara Stanwyck, Iris Adrian

    Released1943

    Directed byWilliam A. Wellman

    Lady of Burlesque is a 1943 American musical comedy-mystery film starring Barbara Stanwyck and... more on Wikipedia
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    Internes Can't Take Money is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Barbara Stanwyck Movies
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    Internes Can't Take Money

    Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea

    Released1937

    Directed byAlfred Santell

    Internes Can't Take Money is a 1937 American drama film directed by Alfred Santell and... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Man with a Cloak is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Barbara Stanwyck Movies
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    The Man with a Cloak

    Barbara Stanwyck, Leslie Caron

    Released1951

    Directed byFletcher Markle

    The Man with a Cloak is a drama film directed by Fletcher Markle and starring Joseph Cotten,... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    A Taste of Evil is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Barbara Stanwyck Movies
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    A Taste of Evil

    Barbara Stanwyck, Roddy McDowall

    Released1971

    Directed byJohn Llewellyn Moxey

    A Taste of Evil is a 1971 American television film. Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey, it stars... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Blowing Wild is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Barbara Stanwyck Movies
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    Blowing Wild

    Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper

    Released1953

    Directed byHugo Fregonese

    Blowing Wild is a 1953 American drama film directed by Hugo Fregonese and starring Gary... more on Wikipedia
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    Double Indemnity is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Barbara Stanwyck Movies
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    Double Indemnity

    Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson

    Released1944

    Directed byBilly Wilder

    Double Indemnity is a 1944 American film noir, directed by Billy Wilder, co-written by Wilder... more on Wikipedia
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    Cattle Queen of Montana is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Barbara Stanwyck Movies
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    Cattle Queen of Montana

    Ronald Reagan, Barbara Stanwyck

    Released1954

    Directed byAllan Dwan

    Cattle Queen of Montana is a 1954 American Western film directed by Allan Dwan and starring... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    East Side, West Side is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Barbara Stanwyck Movies
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    East Side, West Side

    Ava Gardner, Barbara Stanwyck

    Released1949

    Directed byMervyn LeRoy

    East Side, West Side is a 1949 melodramatic crime film, starring Barbara Stanwyck as a wronged... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Walk on the Wild Side is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Barbara Stanwyck Movies
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    Walk on the Wild Side

    Jane Fonda, Barbara Stanwyck

    Released1962

    Directed byEdward Dmytryk

    Walk on the Wild Side is a1962 drama film directed by Edward Dmytryk.amazon_watch buy button
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